Zenzele Pavers and Cladding, a family-run Pretoria-based manufacturer, credits its unwavering commitment to quality and its lasting partnership with leading cement supplier AfriSam for its successful growth. Today, the business serves both local homeowners in Pretoria North, Ga Rankuwa, Soshanguve and broader regions, as well as large developers and construction contractors.
Since its inception in 2007,Zenzele has specialised in precast products from concrete pavers and bricks to cladding, kerbs, blocks, and tiles. “The backbone of our success is high-quality cement, ensuring consistency in results and colour,” says Founder and Owner Wendel Krook. “Our enduring relationship with AfriSam, who mirrors our dedication to quality, reliability and consistency, plays a significant role in our growth.”
The company’s core principle of delivering a product that is ‘good enough for their own home’ has attracted a diverse clientele, ranging from local families to large commercial customers. Zenzele Co-Founder Hengelene Krook says, “Our loyal customer base is built upon quality, service and the trust that our products will pass the test of time.”
This commitment to quality extends to Zenzele’s workforce, marked by low staff turnover and retention of skills and experience, ensuring attention to detail in all business aspects. General Manager Jacqueline O’Kelly, Zenzele’s first employee, applauds AfriSam’s support and reliability in meeting Zenzele’s high-quality standards.
Sales and Marketing Representative Tinus Redelinghuys emphasises AfriSam’s vital role in the success of phased construction projects. “With AfriSam’s quick service, we maintain a consistent supply of cement, facilitating efficient production and ex-stock deliveries,” says Redelinghuys.
AfriSam’s consistent service and high-quality cement, including the 42.5R CEM II High Strength Cement, has notably benefited Zenzele’s inventory management and delivery efficiency. Wendel Krook comments, “AfriSam’s cement consistency and quality allow us to accurately predict our paver supply and promptly deliver to our customers.”
Praising the partnership, Hengeline Krook says, “AfriSam genuinely values our relationship, a sentiment we greatly appreciate as a smaller business.”
Adele Wentzel, AfriSam’s Sales Manager Manufacturing for Gauteng, further emphasises the importance of their collaboration. “We provide technical support, share information and interact regularly to strengthen our partnership. We are proud to be associated with such a caring and well-respected company.”
Zenzele’s collaboration with AfriSam continues to contribute significantly to its growth and success, underscoring the value of quality and service consistency in the precast product manufacturing sector.